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11.12.2017

Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon
Aryna Sabalenka tries herself in biathlon Belarus' No.1 tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, who occupies 73rd place in the WTA rating, was on vacation in Norway's Sjusjøen, where she tried herself in biathlon at the local stadium. In fact, there is nothing surprising in this hobby for Sabalenka, because her physical training coach is a well-known biathlete, three-time world champion Vadim Sashurin. - When Mr Sashurin said: "You will not hit the target", I hit three times in a row.

05.12.2017

Sabalenka changes hair color, has new tattoo
Sabalenka changes hair color, has new tattoo After winning her first singles and doubles tournaments (in Mumbai and Taiwan) and becoming Belarus No.1 in WTA ranking the Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka continues to experiment on hair and overall style.  The girl's experiments are very radical. She spent the final of the Federation Cup with a green tail.

27.11.2017

How Sabalenka won her first singles title
How Sabalenka won her first singles title On Sunday, November 26, Aryna Sabalenka (WTA No96) won her first WTA title in the singles. In the final of the L&T Mumbai Open (WTA 125K Series, prize fund $115,000) Aryna was stronger than Dalila Jakupović (252) from Slovenia, 6:2, 6:3. The Belarusian, seeded first in the tournament, led from the beginning and was 4:2 ahead when the most protracted game of the match took place. Aryna's opponent could make a break three times, but the 19-year-old Minsker did not allow her to do that. Sabalenka in the end won the set 6:3, in 31 minutes.

26.11.2017

Sabalenka wins L&T Mumbai Open tournament
Sabalenka wins L&T Mumbai Open tournament The prominent Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has won the L&T Mumbai Open final with a prize fund of 115 thousand dollars. The 19-year old had to play against a Slovenian Dalila Jakupovic, who is ranked at position 252 in the WTA rating. It took Aryna one hour and four minutes to defeat her rival with the scores 6:2, 6:3 in the two sets. SEE: Sabalenka wins first WTA title
Sabalenka reaches L&T Mumbai Open final
Sabalenka reaches L&T Mumbai Open final The prominent Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka will be playing in the L&T Mumbai Open final. The 19-year-old confidently defeated 24-year-old Amandine Hesse from France. It took one hour and two minutes for the WTA racket No. 96 to defeat the French player, which is rated at position 265. The rival of Sabalenka in the final will be WTA racket No. 252 Dalila Jakupovic from Slovenia, who defeated Sabina Sharipova (WTA: 186) from Uzbekistan in the semis.

24.11.2017

Sabalenka about to reach L&T Mumbai Open semis
Sabalenka about to reach L&T Mumbai Open semis Belarusian tennis player Arina Sabalenka is playing successfully at the WTA tournament in Indian Mumbai, which prize fund is $115,000 - L&T Mumbai Open. At the start of the tournament Sabalenka (WTA No. 96) defeated Australian Priscilla Hon (214) in straight sets, 7:5, 6:1.  In the last 16 Aryna, seeded under No.1, outplayed Chinese Jing-Jing Lu (207) in a very hard encounter, 6:7 (5), 6:2, 7:6 (4). The next rival of Sabalenka will be British Naomi Broady (117). 

20.11.2017

Sabalenka ends 2017 as Belarus' No.2 in WTA ranking
Sasnovich ends 2017 as Belarus' No.1 in WTA ranking Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 23, has replaced Aryna Sabalenka as the Belarus' No.1 in the WTA ranking. Romanian Simona Halep ended the 2017 season as world No.1 in the WTA. Aryna Sabalenka, Belarus' second best player, lost 17 notches in a week. 

19.11.2017

Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Taiwan
Sabalenka wins first WTA title The prominent Belarusian tennis player has won a prestigious tennis tournament in Taiwan in the doubles final together with Russian tennis player Veronika Kudermetova. The prize fund of the tournament is $115,000. In the final Sabalenka and Kudermetova won playing against a British-Australian duet of Naomi Broad and Monique Adamczak. The tennis match lasted for one hour and a half. Nevertheless, luck was on the side of Aryna Sabalenka and Veronika Kudermetova and they won the final in doubles scoring 2:6, 7:6 (7:5), 10:6 in the tennis sets.

17.11.2017

The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka
The main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka Belarus national tennis team coach Eduard Dubrov has revealed what the main weakness of Aryna Sabalenka is.

14.11.2017

Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision?
Was Sabalenka/Sasnovich duo in Fed Cup final the right decision? Belarusian journalist Boris Tasman has criticized the decision of captain of the Belarus national tennis team Eduard Dobrov to pick Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich for the doubles match of the Federation Cup final against the USA. "The decision of our captain Eduard Dubrov to pick the duo of Sasnovich and Sabalenka surprised me, to put it mildly. I did not have a doubt that Sasnovich would play since she has just won. But the choice of Aryna, who does not play doubles, looks strange.

13.11.2017

Mirnyi: Belarusian girls have grown from modest juniors into experienced wolves
Mirnyi: Belarusian girls still incredible in Fed Cup final The Belarusian team do everything they can, and even more. Any tennis player is born with the desire to at least once in life become a part of such an event as the Fed Cup final, and our team managed to do it, said Max Mirny in an interview with the ONT TV Channel. "I want to believe that this will become a tradition for Belarus to enter Fed Cup finals. At least in the next 5-7 years, while this team will be in its active sporting age, we will still witness such large-scale events," said Mirnyi.
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018
Expert: Sabalenka may enter WTA top 10 in 2018 Alexander Vasilevsky - ex-captain of the Belarusian national team in the Davis Cup - has given an interview to the TV program "Sports Week" on the CTV Chanel. CoCo Vandeweghe noted after the first game with Aryna Sabalenka that it was easy to predict how Aryna would play. CoCo added that the Belarusian did not change her tactics during the game. Is this true?
Sabalenka about defeat vs CoCo Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final
Sabalenka on defeat against Vandeweghe in 2017 Fed Cup final Belarusian tennis players Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich commented on their matches of the second day of the Fed Cup final 2017. Sabalenka met with American CoCo Vandeweghe and lost 6:7, 1:6 in the third rubber of the Fed Cup final. Q: Did the night match against Stephens affect your actions? Maybe you did not have time to recover, maybe you were emotionally tired?
Belarus' Sasnovich jokes about Fed Cup final defeat against USA Alexandra Sasnovich spoke about the 2:3 defeat at the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 final. She also touched on her duo with Aryna Sabalenka, which they had to play for the first time in that final. "This is our first joint match with Aryna. It was not easy, but I want to thank her, we have formed a good team. All matches turned out very emotional, because the rivals were not easy to play with. Including in previous stages. Nevertheless, the match for the title is something special," she said.

12.11.2017

Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final
Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final The big day for tennis players of Belarus and the USA at the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. During two days athletes from two teams have been fighting for the title of the winner of the grand tournament. Day one ended with a tie draw 1:1. Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to WTA racket number 10 Coco Vandeweghe. From the very beginning of the match it became clear that neither of the players intend giving in. Nevertheless, the American athlete was luckier. Coco Vandeweghe won with scores 6:4 and 6:4 in two sets.
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus
Tennis coach Kobzar about training in Belarus Tennis player Ivan Kobzar has shared his opinion on the advantages of training in Belarus and spoke about Aryna Sabalenka. It is quite difficult to bring up a tennis “star” in Belarus. An athlete should go to the USA or to some other country and train there. I it really so?

11.11.2017

Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup
Sabalenka comments on Stephens game in Fed Cup Aryna Sabalenka, world number 78, has shared emotions after she beat world number 13 Sloane Stephens in the Fed Cup final (rubber 2). MORE: Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final  - This is the first time you have brought your national team points on day 1. This came in a situation where it was necessary to win or your changes would significantly drop. How did you manage to do this?
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final
Sabalenka equalizes for Belarus vs USA in Fed Cup 2017 final Belarus has made the score 1:1 in the Fed Cup 2017 final tie against Team USA. In the second rubber, Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus defeated US Sloane Stephens in a difficult match, 6:3, 3:6, 6:4. Chizhovka Arena hosted two matches of the Fed Cup 2017 final on November 11, 2017. President Alexander Lukashenko attended the first match between Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich and tennis player from the USA Coco Vandeweghe. Before the match began, he talked to the tennnis players, wished them luck in the games. 

10.11.2017

Amazing blue dresses of US Team at Fed Cup evening in Belarus
US Team at 2017 Fed Cup evening in Belarus On November 11-12, Belarusian tennis players will compete against Americans in the Fed Cup final match in Minsk. However, yesterday in the evening, the athletes forgot about sport for a while... Before the final match for the Federation Cup, one of the Minsk restaurants hosted a joint dinner of the tennis teams of Belarus and the United States. The girls appeared before the guests in all their glory.
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA
Fed Cup 2017 final draw: Belarus v USA Belarus will take on the USA in the Fed Cup 2017 on November 11-12. The draw has been made and here are the results. SATURDAY 14.30 Aliaksandra Sasnovich v CoCo Vandeweghe  Aryna Sabalenka v Sloane Stephens SUNDAY 14.30 Aryna Sabalenka v CoCo Vandeweghe   Aliaksandra Sasnovich - Sloane Stephens Vera Lapko / Lidzia Marozava v Alison Riske / Shelby Rogers  

08.11.2017

Fed Cup 2017 final
President Lukashenko expected to attend Fed Cup 2017 final The USA women's tennis team has come to Minsk to take part in the Federation Cup final against Belarus. The match will be held on 11-12 November at Chizhovka Arena. Before such tennis matches begin, President Lukashenko traditionally talks to the Belarusian athletes, empowers them and wishes good like in the match. One of the examples is when Alexander Lukashenko talked to the tennis players in the changing room before the half final against the Netherlands.
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's breakthrough of the month
Sabalenka nominated for WTA's Breakthrough of the Month The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has nominated the Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka for the title "Breakthrough of the Month". In October, Sabalenka played her first final at the WTA tournaments, but lost to Russian Maria Sharapova at the tournament in Tianjin.  SEE: Aryna Sabalenka: what you didn't know By the way, in October 2017, Sabalenka became number 1 in Belarus, taking 78th place in the WTA rating.
Sabalenka, Sasnovich give press conference ahead of Fed Cup Final against USA
Sabalenka: It's exciting to play against USA in Fed Cup Final Belarus will take on the formidable USA team in the Fed Cup final on November 11-12. Ahead of the tie, the Belarusian girls have answered questions about preparation and feelings. - Have you previously met with the leaders of the US team CoCo Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens, are you familiar with the style of their game? Aryna Sabalenka: Personally, I never played against them, but I watched some matches with these girls. They are very aggressive high-level sportswomen. It's exciting to play against them.

01.11.2017

Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances
Belarus v USA Fed Cup Final 2017: Team USA chances The USA will have to face surprisingly strong Belarus in the Fed Cup final in Minsk on November 11-12. The Belarusian Tennis Federation has analyzed Team USA's chances to win. The conclusions are not that obvious as one might expect ahead of the match. Belarus and USA Fed Cup ranking To date, team USA is in third place in the Federation Cup ranking and is just behind Belarus, who are second despite having far less eminent players in WTA individual ranking.

20.10.2017

Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus
Sabalenka becomes tennis player No.1 in Belarus 19-year-old Aryna Sabalenka has found herself in the top 100 of the world ranking for the first time.  Moreover, Aryna became the top tennis player of Belarus. The advancement from 102nd position to 76th became possible after the successful performance at the tournament in Chinese Tianjin. Aryna easily won four victories and for the first time reached the final of a WTA tournament. In the final Sabalenka in a stubborn fight lost to the former world number one Russian Maria Sharapova.

24.08.2017

Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1
Three Belarusians remain in US Open qualification after round 1 Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka was unable to enter the second qualifying round of the 2017 US Open. In the duel of the starting round, Ilya Ivashka lost to Argentine Facundo Bagnis almost without a fight, 2:6, 0:6 and finished the tournament. Two more Belarusians Vladimir Ignatik and Yegor Gerasimov successfully passed the first round, having beaten two other Argentines Maximo Gonzalez and Federico Coria, respectively.

03.08.2017

Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017
Vera Lapko defeats Jennifer Elie at ITF Lexington 2017 At the competition in American Lexington (prize fund $60K), the Belarusian tennis player Vera Lapko (241) won against the American Jennifer Elie (270), 6:3, 2:6, 6:3, in the last 32. Lapko will compete for a place in the quarterfinals against the New Zealand tennis player Erin Routliffe (1164). Belarusian tennis player Maxim Mirnyi and Austrian Philip Oswald became semi-finalists of the Generali Open tournament in Austrian Kitzbühel (prize fund 482K euros).

01.08.2017

Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington
Belarus' Sabalenka ousts Davis at WTA tournament in Washington Aryna Sabalenka has successfully started the WTA tournament in Washington with a prize fund of $227,000. In the opening round, she took on American Lauren Davis, seeded third at her domestic tournament. In the world rankings, Davis is now 34th, while the Belarusian is far below the first hundred. Nevertheless, Sabalenka has managed to beat the opponent in straight games, 7:5, 6:3.

03.07.2017

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka into Wimbledon round 2 The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka has entered round 2 of Wimbledon. In the first round match Aryna defeated the Russian opponent Irina Khromacheva. The match ended with a score of 6:3, 6:4 in favor of the Belarusian. In the next meeting Sabalenka will play against the winner of the match Mirjana Lučić-Baroni from Croatia vs Carina Witthöft from Germany. SEE: Interesting facts about Aryna Sabalenka

30.06.2017

Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw
Belarus' Sabalenka into Wimbledon main draw The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka (135th in WTA) has entered the main draw of Wimbledon. Today, in the third match of the qualifying round Sabalenka met with USA's Kristie Ahn (116) and won confidently in two sets, 6:1, 6:1. Prior to that, Aryna Sabalenka beat another American tennis player Jamie Loeb (145), 7:6 (7:5), 6:4, and the representative of the Republic of Korea on N. Han (205), 4:6, 6:2, 6:4.

23.04.2017

Belarus into Fed Cup World Group final Belarus has won against Switzerland in the semifinal of the Fed Cup 2017 and has entered the tournament's final where it will take on the USA. On Saturday, Belarus and Switzerland won one singles match each. Viktorija Golubic lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich and then Timea Bacsinszky ousted Aryna Sabalenka.  On the next day, Aliaksandra Sasnovich confidently overpowered Timea Bacsinszky to make the score 2:1. 

07.03.2017

Facts about tennis player Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka: Fun facts 18-year-old tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a hot prospect of Belarus national team. Here are some interesting facts about her life. Photo: sabalenka_aryna It's father who brought her into sport

13.02.2017

Belarus into Fed Cup World Group semifinal for first time in history
Belarus into Fed Cup World Group semifinal for first time in history Belarus beat the Netherlands and for the first time in history entered the Fed Cup semifinals. The quarterfinals took place on 11-12 February at Chizhovka-Arena in Minsk. Belarus 4:1 Netherlands Alexandra Sasnovich - Michaëlla Krajicek - 4:6, 6:3, 6:2. Aryna Sabalenka - Kiki Bertens - 6:3, 6:7 (6:8), 4:6. Alexandra Sasnovich - Kiki Bertens - 6:3, 6:4. Aryna Sabalenka - Michaëlla Krajicek - 7:6 (7:5), 6:4. Olga Govortsova / Vera Lapko - Cindy Berger / Arantxa Rus - 6:4, 6:2.

10.02.2017

Belarus to take on Netherlands in Fed Cup on February 11-12
Belarus to take on Netherlands in Fed Cup on February 11-12 A draw of the Fed Cup world group between Belarus and the Netherlands was held today at Minsk City Hall. It determined the order of play the upcoming weekend. Tomorrow in the first match at Chizhovka-Arena Aliaksandra Sasnovich will take on Michaella Krajicek, while in the next match Aryna Sabalenka will compete with Kiki Bertens. The next day Aliaksandra Sasnovich plays Kiki Bertens, while Aryna Sabalenka will encounter Michaella Krajicek.

23.11.2016

Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Japan
Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka wins tennis tournament in Japan The Belarusian tennis player Aryna Sabalenka, ranked 155th in the WTA, won an ITF tournament in Japan, which prize fund is $50,000.  In the last 32, the 18-year-old athlete defeated Japanese Momoko Kobori, 6:0, 6:1, in the last 16 defeated Swiss Patty Schnyder, 7:5, 6:4, then in the quarterfinals dealt with Shimizu Ayano, 6:1, 6:0. Sabalenka got to the final without playing a semifinal, because her opponent Dalma Gálfi from Hungary withdrew from the competition. In the final, the Belarusian defeated Australia's Lizette Cabrera, 6:2, 6:4.

30.08.2016

Sasnovich loses in US Open round 1, two Belarusians remaining in tournament
Sasnovich loses in US Open round 1, two Belarusians remaining in tournament The US Open tennis tournament has started in the USA, with three Belarusians taking part in it. The first to play on the courts of Flushing Meadows was Alexandra Sasnovich (107th place in the world ranking). In round 1 of the women's singles, the Belarusian tennis player lost to American Lauren Davis, 2:6, 6:4, 5:7. The match lasted for 2 h 29 min. Other Belarusian female tennis players, Olga Govortsova and Aryna Sabalenka, tried to get into the finals but failed to pass qualification.

26.08.2016

Ilya Ivashka, Belarusian tennis player
Belarusian tennis player Ilya Ivashka into US Open 3rd qualifying round Belarusian Ilya Ivashka (181st place in the world ranking) has got a second victory in the US Open qualifying. In a duel against American tennis player Ryan Shane occupying the 652nd place in the ATP rankings Ivashka won in straight sets with the same score 6:3. At the start of the qualification Ilya Ivashka confidently took over Argentinian Nicolas Kicker (134), 6:3, 6:2. Now Ilya will play against the German opponent, Matthias Bachinger (514). The winner will progress into the US Open main round.

19.04.2016

Belarus makes way into Fed Cup World Group: players' impressions
Belarus makes way into Fed Cup World Group: players' impressions Belarus has earned a place in the Fed Cup World Group for the first time in independent history. The tennis team of Belarus achieved a historic victory over rivals from Russia in Fed Cup World Group Playoffs last weekend. Belarus is now among the eight strongest teams in the world. On April 18, Belarus' tennis players and coaching staff, tired but satisfied, arrived at the Minsk national airport.

28.12.2015

Belarus' Azarenka ends 2015 in 22nd spot in WTA ranking
Belarus' Azarenka ends 2015 in 22nd spot in WTA ranking The best Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has completed the year 2015 in 22nd place in the WTA ranking. To date, Victoria Azarenka has 2,276 points. Another Belarusian tennis player Olga Govortsova, is also in the top 100 having 851 points (71st place in the world ranking).
Aryna Sabalenka
Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka wins in Pune ITF final Young tennis player Aryna Sabalenka finished the season and it was triumphant! After the failure in the ITF final, the Belarusian again reached the decisive match last week and this time she celebrated a victory. This success will allow her to enter the new ranking of the top 300 tennis players in the world.